As CTY’s senior director for academic programs and services, Elizabeth Albert leads Talent Search, CTY’s recruiting and outreach effort. In addition, she oversees Summer Programs, Family Academic Programs, and the CTY Scholars Program. Albert joined the Center’s full time staff in 1989 after five summers as a teacher and academic dean. She has served as chair of the special schools and programs division of the National Association for Gifted Children, and serves on the boards of CTY Ireland and CTY Bermuda. Albert received a BA with Highest Honors in Humanities at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, an MA from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins and an MA in English at the University of Maryland.